Facts about Netherlands

Where is the Netherlands?
The Netherlands (or Holland) is a small country in western Europe that borders Germany, Belgium and the North Sea.

The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam.

The name Amsterdam is a combination of the words, Amstel and dam: in early times a dam was built at a fishing village on the River Amstel.

Almost 20% of the total area of the Netherlands is water.

Amsterdam has one hundred and sixty canals and over a twelve hundred bridges.

Dutch is the national language in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has produced many of the world's most famous artists from Rembrandt and Vermeer in the 17th century to Van Gogh in the 19th and Mondrian in the 20th.